Campbell High Student Donations

Among all the beautifully and lovingly crafted ‘Goodies’ we received on the weekend, I was delighted to receive almost 20 beanies that were made and donated by the students at Campbell High School! I was so impressed with their work and look forward to meeting them all next week and seeing some of their new projects! ๐Ÿ˜ A huge thank you to Sarjit who has taken on the job of getting ‘GoG off the ground’ at Campbell High as part of their Enrichment Program! ๐Ÿ’œ I look forward to us setting up more of these programs throughout the year!

What’s in a name….?

When someone finds out about GoG, they often say to me, “I wish I could help out, but I can’t crochet” or “I’m not a very good knitter”, or something similar….so I thought I’d share this photo and short story.ย ๐Ÿ™‚

This is one of the very first beanies I’d ever knitted. Nothing special to look at, band not quite tight enough and maybe a bit wonky, but this beanie helped save a life, inspired me and my best mates to keep knitting and eventually gifted this group it’s name!

Theย seriously ill gentleman who was gifted this beanie needed it to maintain his body temperature in ICU. When his sister walked into the room, this wonky beanie took centre stage and she remarked “That’s the same beanie Pop used to wear….this is such a good omen!” When I spoke to her many months later, she told me that, “the Beanie gave us hope when there was none.”

I am now connected to this lovely gentleman and his family in a very special way. If you’d like the chance to create your own wonky but very special beanie or blanket, come join the Goodeze at one of our GoG Working Bees! We’d love to help out with any advice or support, as well as give you the opportunity to have a laugh and get creative with some real life ‘Goodies’ in our community!ย ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•

GoG Quality Improvement Project

Today I felt privileged to be invited in to meet with the Quality Improvement Team and Dr Bronwyn Avard, Director of ICU, to talk about the possibility of a QI project to be conducted within the ICU. It was a very positive meeting with many ideas being discussed. I look forward to moving forward and hope to relay further good news in the near future.

Thank you to Tess and Kath once again for your amazing support and positivity and to Dr Avard for giving us some of her very precious time.

We had a big brain storm in icu today on how we could do a quality improvement project on the comfort goods that the GOGs make.
Here’s Mary with Tess and Dr Bronwyn Avard the Director of ICUย 
We will keep you all posted. xxย 
Kathleen Cook

Spotlight Donation

Gratitude Post!! ๐Ÿ’œ 
A huge thank you to Quentin and the team at Spotlight for an overwhelming donation of materials to GoG that arrived yesterday! Gorgeous yarn in a multitude of colours, fabric for gowns as well as a Spotlight gift card! Your amazing generosity will allow our team to bring comfort on many levels, to patients and their families in their time of need. Thanks also to Jan and Brooke for making this happen, you’re both amazing!
๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’• from Mary and the ‘Grateful GoGs’ !!

Looks like chtistmas